hiking
24 days ago

The trail is hard and ok but not worth of driving 2 hours for it. Great for local people. Views are average and nothing to write home about. My GPS showed a bit more than 13 miles.

Lots of hills.

Scouted it for horses and it's nice hike but not currently really horse friendly, tree down at the apex that's a little low to ride under and hard to get around. Some areas with bad root holes to watch out for if on horseback. Would be great for a trail run.

nice trail, gave us a little work out. we went counter clock wise and came out through stlitstone.

It’s a good hike. If you want to add to it, you can add 3 miles by adding Scott’s Gap.

fishing
2 months ago

Nice place to fish, or to take your dog/ kiddos around. It’s not really a hike but a small walk.

on Siltstone Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail to test your metal!

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is beautiful, just be prepared to work for it! Would do it again, maybe in the winter when you can get better views.

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked the full trail out and back today. It’s a beauty of a trail but it will make you work for it. This trail was clean and well marked. I started at Scotts Gap so I could rest at the welcome center a bit before heading back. I can’t wait to go back when the leaves have fallen. As others have said, take lots of water.

Tough 13 mile hike on hot summer day. Bring lots of water. Lots of elevation and a lot of roots on the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

I enjoyed the hike in the first 3 mile section of the hike, closer to the welcome center. Beautiful trail. In the second 3 mile section you can tell horses have frequented the trail leaving divets. There are also many many dead trees and debris along the second section. Overall great workout. I wish at the end of the trail there would be picnic tables and a place to rest and eat before heading back another 6 miles to do the full round trip.

Very hot and some challenging ascents so bring plenty of water

hiking
6 months ago

Brutal trail in the heat. So much constant elevation. Has to be over 3000 feet. 2 of us went thru 5.5 liters of water and 2 16 ounce gatorades. Ran out of water for the last mile. I know the heat was a factor but I found this more challenging than the millennium at Bernheim.

hiking
7 months ago

Spent the good portion of the day hiking this trail with my son after forgetting to pack any food. We had water covered though and finally made it. The reward for the hike was a massive feast at Shack in the Back BBQ.

Love this trail. I want to go back and see more of it.

7 months ago

NEEDS MILE MARKERS and better signs to point to welcome center. Other than that, was fun trail. I went with out a map, bad idea lol.

hiking
8 months ago

Several good ascents. Lots of ridge hiking with good views in early spring or late fall. Take plenty of water and arrange transport if only want to do one way.

Some moderate to steep climbs. A few very muddy spots. Overall was very peaceful, with some great views of Tom Wallace Lake. Enjoyed this trail and will Hike/Run on it again.

9 months ago

challenging, beautiful, peaceful

hiking
9 months ago

Went after rain, very muddy. Gorgeous views especially with all the leaves off the trees.

hiking
10 months ago

Good, strenuous trail right near Louisville. Would recommend for a good day trip without having to leave the Louisville area!

hiking
Friday, December 29, 2017

This is a great loop of you just need to get outside for a bit! Had to shed a few layers—there’s some good, steep hills involved in this one. This trail connects to others so you can make it longer if you want. When I went it was cold and peaceful. Nobody else on the trail!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Lots of leaves on the trail. Great views

Monday, November 13, 2017

Nice views while hiking in late fall.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Great trail - not overly challenging, but definitely gets the blood pumping.

hiking
Friday, November 03, 2017

Nice trail. Great for training. Ups and downs.

hiking
Friday, November 03, 2017

Great elevation changes that will get your heart rate up quickly. Trees, trees, rocks and more trees fill in most of this trail, therefor hindering many views only seen in the winter. Still one of my favorite day hikes available in the surrounding area.

hiking
Monday, October 23, 2017

I completed this trail this weekend. The hike in was easy going for me. The hike back to the car was tough, but was exactly the challenge that I was looking for. As others have commented, there was a lot of trash, but it was mostly in the first 2 miles from the Welcome Center.

hiking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

challenging and beautiful

hiking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Lightly traveled, well maintained, beautiful scenery!

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